Abandoned Truck, Bannack State Park Photography

On October 21, 2016, in Montana, by admin
An abandoned truck at Montana's Bannack State Park

Abandoned truck at Montana’s Bannack State Park

Well, this might be the last post featuring an image from Bannack State Park.  Given the relatively short amount of time I spent in the town, I am impressed with the number of quality images.  I spent about two hours photographing the main town and another 40 minutes or so in the cemetery.  After processing, I ended up with six solid images.  I could easily spend an entire day, and well into the evening, at the park.

The lack of color in the park makes for strong black and white images.  The various shades of brown of the dry vegetation and the weathered buildings make the conversion to black and white nicely.  I used Google’s Silver Efex Pro to make the conversion to black and white.  Silver Efex Pro is a great plug-in when used with Photoshop Creative Cloud.  A few mouse clicks and some slider tweaks result in very nice black and white images.  I have read several magazine articles and web tutorials on making the black and white conversion using Photoshop layers.  Just my opinion, but none of they work as well as Silver Efex Pro, especially given the free price!

Abandoned Truck, Bannack State Park: N 45°9’43”  W 112°59’47”